Faculty position in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma


Applications are invited for a faculty position at the School of Meteorology of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

From the position announcement:

Weather, water, climate, and radar engineering are the University of Oklahoma's highest priority for strategic investment. In addition to more than $100 million in new facilities added during the past several years, the University was recently selected as home to the Department of the Interior's South Central Regional Climate Science Center. Building on a substantial focus on weather and radar engineering, new faculty have been recently added with expertise in the global carbon cycle/biogeochemistry, polar meteorology, passive remote sensing and land-surface processes. In addition, a major program of study has been initiated in the social, human, behavioral, and economic aspects of weather and climate in collaboration with the University's Center for Applied Social Research. It is within this rapidly expanding, vibrant framework of intellectual activity that the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin in the academic year 2013-2014.

The successful applicant should have demonstrated the potential to establish and sustain a strong research program in climate studies, regional climate or at the intersection of weather and climate research. Research expertise is particularly desired for advancing understanding of phenomena and physical processes relevant to improving predictions on time-scales ranging from the deterministic limits of medium range weather prediction to inter-annual variations in climate on regional to global scales. Applicants also should have a commitment to demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a willingness to participate in service to the School, University, and atmospheric science community. We seek an outstanding candidate with a PhD in meteorology, atmospheric science or closely related field. In addition, a parallel search is underway within the School of Meteorology for an endowed chair with similar areas of research expertise. The University will also be searching for a new endowed chair in global hydrology.

The School of Meteorology is an academic unit of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences with 25 faculty and over 100 graduate students. The School is located in the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma. One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, the Center houses the University's academic and research programs in meteorology, state organizations, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Norman-based weather research and operational programs. The Center is part of OU's Research Campus, which co-locates and strategically builds synergy among private sector, government, and academic organizations. One million square feet among nine buildings have been developed on the Research Campus in less than a decade, housing more than 1700 people including thirteen companies — many focused on weather and water resources — with more than 450 employees. Additional buildings are now underway, including a Radar Innovations Laboratory as well as planning for a Water Research Innovation Center.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest including a statement of research goals and teaching vision, current curriculum vitae, and the names of four or more people who can serve as references (with full mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone, and fax numbers) as soon as possible. Screening of applications will begin on 28 February 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Please address all correspondence to:

Professor David Parsons
Director, School of Meteorology
Search Committee Chairperson
Mark and Kandi McCasland Chair of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd.Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 405-325-8565
Fax: 405-325-7689
E-mail: dparsons@ou.edu


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